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Meaning of groundnut

ground•nut

Pronunciation: (ground'nut"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda twining, North American plant, Apios americana (or A. tuberosa), of the legume family, having clusters of fragrant brownish flowers and an edible tuber.
  2. any of several other plants having edible underground parts, as the peanut.
  3. peanut.
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